January 19, 2011

The Right to Kill

Filed by D Gregory Smith | January 19, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

I grew up on a ranch in Montana. I rode horses. I branded calves. I collected eggs, brought in lambs, moved irrigation pipe, milked cows, toted hay bales, and, yes, occasionally, I shot things. Guns were part of our life...Read More

Anti-Gay Homeless Shelter Receiving Government Funds

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 19, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

A church-run homeless shelter in Columbus, Georgia, kicked two women out because they thought they were gay. While the shelter denies her story, the director is perfectly willing to admit that gay people aren't welcome at that homeless shelter: I...Read More

Betsie Gallardo Back Home and Comments on Injustice in the Florida Legal System

Filed by Guest Blogger | January 19, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

Editors' note: Guest blogger Jessica Bussert is the mother of Betsie Gallardo. The Bilerico Project was instrumental in getting Betsie released from a Florida prison recently. Jessica lives with her wife, Sharon, in Indiana. After perhaps the most stressful month...Read More

The GOP's "Do Nothing" Plan for Health Care

Filed by Terrance Heath | January 19, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

During the presidential campaign, Republicans enjoyed poking fun at Obama's "Yes, We Can," campaign slogan. Most often they simply restated it as "No, You Can't." However, the GOP majority in the House is setting out to exemplify its own slogan:...Read More

Freeing Myself from Sexual Repression

Filed by David Castillo | January 19, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

Those moments when we realize that we are always learning are the most humbling and most important for me. I've been out of the closet since I was 22 and it's safe to say that I'm very secure in my...Read More

ACS Data: Same-Sex Couples Found More in the South

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 19, 2011 | 1:30 PM | comments

I'm not going to speculate about this one, but this confirms American Community Survey data found in years past: The changes may seem surprising for a city where churches that have long condemned homosexuality remain a powerful force. But as...Read More

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Five Things About HIV (They're Not Telling You)

Filed by Mark S. King | January 19, 2011 | 12:30 PM | comments

In this most recent video from My Fabulous Disease, activist and POZ Magazine founder Sean Strub and I reveal five things that public HIV/AIDS campaigns are unwilling to discuss openly - things that every gay man should know. Last month,...Read More

Losing Your Virginity Is Like Drinking a Cup of Spit

Filed by Bil Browning | January 19, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

We've long bemoaned the abstinence-only sex education plan for it's outright erasure of LGBT youth who can't get married (and following the logic should never have sex therefore), but have you really examined what the kids are being taught? We...Read More

Black LGBTs March in Martin Luther King Day Parade in South LA

Filed by Karen Ocamb | January 19, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

For the third year in a row, members of the Jordan/Rustin Coalition, the Here to Stay Coalition, Black Lesbians United, In The Meantime Men, At The Beach LA Black Pride and supporters marched down in the annual Kingdom Day Parade...Read More

Lance Lundsten Might Not Have Committed Suicide

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 19, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

Yesterday, LGBT blogs reported (including Bilerico) on the death of Lance Lundsten over the weekend and ascribed his death to bullying, saying it fell into a familiar pattern of anti-gay bullying leading to suicide. Lundsten's father disagrees: Mr Lundsten senior...Read More

Elton John's Letter to Himself

Filed by Bil Browning | January 19, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

Letters of Note is a sweet blog I follow that highlights interesting correspondence - whether because of the contents or the fame of the author. Yesterday they featured a letter that Elton John wrote to himself; the openly gay adult...Read More


Smithsonian Defends Censorship

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 19, 2011 | 7:30 AM | comments

"I still believe it was a right decision and I'm still proud that that exhibit is still up and thousands of people are coming and learning what we hoped they would learn from it," Clough told The Associated Press. --Smithsonian...Read More

Foxxjazell - "Ride or Die Boy"

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 19, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

A recent-ish music video from Foxxjazell, "Ride or Die Boy."...Read More